An earthquake unexpectedly strikes Damascus. Cantara Suhayar must reach crucial decisions about life and humanity.
Cantara Suhayar is a young Islamic physicist teaching at Cambridge. Invited to speak at a religious conference in Damascus on science and Islam, the young woman is caught in an unexpected earthquake that rocks the ancient city. The events coincide with the holy days of Rosh Hashana and Ramadan.
Her rescue by Sephardic Rabbi Shelomo ben-Shuraqui and Jason Littrell, an American tourist, propels the trio into a dangerous maze of political intrigue and personal murder. Shifts in action regularly change from Damascus to Tel Aviv.
The questions of natural disaster, combined with mankind’s foibles and penchant for self-made destruction through war predominate in the book’s theme. Accenting the desperate need for world peace and cessation of war fuels the denouement of the novel in a terrifying climax as the world faces certain calamity.
At first glance, the title NO RAPTURE might be dismissed as another religious speculation concerning the end of the world. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It is a novel focusing on the people, the beauty, and the constant dangers of living in today’s war-torn Middle East.